Posts Tagged ‘acrylic’

Heart of Flowers

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

My youngest granddaughter decided to completely redo her bedroom. That included painting over the murals I painted which were a bunch of frogs doing things all around the world. Actually, she inherited the Frog Mural from her brother when she took over his room (see the link below).

It seemed natural that for her birthday I should paint something else for her. Not a mural this time, but a painting. That way she can put it anywhere in the room she wants. Or not at all if that’s what she wants. I had no idea what to paint and somehow ended up with a bunch of flowers in the shape of a heart. That way, whenever she looks at the painting she’ll be reminded that I love her.

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″

 

Frog Mural Update

Four Peaks

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

My daughter requested this painting. It’s a view of Four Peaks Mountains as seen from Piestewa Peak in Arizona near Phoenix. She and my son-in-law got engaged during a hike there.

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Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 36″

From Dark Ages to Renaissance

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

With 2017 being the 500th year of the still-ongoing Reformation of the Christian church I thought it appropriate to do a painting of Martin Luther, the guy given most of the credit for starting it all.

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My goal was to illustrate how this movement helped bring the world from the stark, black and white of the Dark Ages into the color of the Renaissance. But there is also the hint of flames and smoke because with every great advance the world is also set afire.

Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

Mary!

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

This painting is based on John 20:11-16, especially verse 16. It is dedicated to a high school classmate and good friend, Mike Minick, who died in 2014. He had given the canvas to me and after his death I decided to do a painting with a religious theme. I was inspired by that instant in time after Jesus says Mary Magdalene’s name but before she realizes it is Him. I feel that she represents us all because we have heard Jesus’ name but we don’t yet fully realize what that means.

I was also inspired by a sculpture by artist Bruce Wolfe of the same encounter between Mary and Jesus. I used his Mary as my ‘model.’ I originally had Jesus in the painting but I removed Him because I wanted the focus to be on Mary.

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It was unveiled December 11, 2016 during a concert at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts and dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, Pastor Rich Pounds officiating, at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas, where it now hangs in the narthex.

Acrylic on canvas, 62″ x 62″

Learning to Swim

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

An idea popped into my head: Baby fish start their lives already knowing how to swim, its instinctive. Human babies work on walking for months, even longer. What if you’re half fish/half human? I depicted a Mermaid Mom teaching her little boy how to swim. Do we call him a Merboy; a Merkid?

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Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

Happy Hanukkah!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

I offer a sincere Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends.

hanukkah

Acrylic on matboard, 9″ X 11″

Poppy Field at Sunset

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

It is what it is: a painting I really didn’t want to do in the first place and didn’t want to continue once it was started. But I was determined to struggle through. I finally reached a point where I thought, “I’m done.”

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poppy-field-at-sunset

Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″

Moms

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

For mother’s day: a collage of drawings and paintings I have done over the years of my favorite moms.

Moms

Top (L-R): my paternal grandmother (digital drawing); my maternal grandmother (pencil); my Mom, young (chalk and charcoal), older (color pencil).

Center: My daughter (acrylic); my daughter (pencil); my daughter-in-law (color pencil).

Bottom: My precious wife (pencil, water soluble pencils, pencil).

Girl in Green

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

I had been working on a different painting. It was going poorly. So poorly, in fact, that I did something I haven’t done in years. I gave up. Most of the time I’m committed enough to work through problems. Not this time. I didn’t think it was salvageable. But I needed to paint SOMETHING! So, I experimented with this.

Girl In Green

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

Rock Steps

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting Holliday Park in Indianapolis and wandered around in the woods on the nature trails stopping briefly to take a photo of some rock steps on the trail. Here they are converted to an acrylic painting.

Rock Steps

Acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ X 36″